Alzheimer 's Disease, Vascular Dementia, And Lewy Body Dementia

2280 Words10 Pages
Abstract Dementia has many forms and it is a decline in memory, language and reasoning. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning the loss of function and stability. This is a disease that affects cognitive and physical abilities in the patient. Many people in the world have Alzheimer’s and it is in elders over the age of 65. There are lots of treatments available, but there is no cure for it. Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease (A.D), Caregivers, Treatments, Cognitive Dementia is caused by a decline in cognition. About 35 million people in the world have dementia and it is considered a syndrome rather than an illness. About 9%-13% of elders over the age of 65 have dementia and 2% of elders have a curable disorder, for instance major depression (Rabins, 2014). There are many factors that relate to dementia. The three types of progressive dementia are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and Lewy body dementia (Rabins, 2014). The number one cause of dementia is A.D. The following discussion addresses the following main disease, which is Alzheimer’s and possible causes, stages of A.D., caretaking and treatment. This occurs in elders above 60 years old. Research indicates that worldwide, there is approximately 24 million people with A.D. A.D will increase over the years, so by 2020 it is estimated that there will be 42.5 million people with A.D. (Ballard et al., 2011). Three stages were determined for A.D.

More about Alzheimer 's Disease, Vascular Dementia, And Lewy Body Dementia

Open Document